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Postby roller91 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:55 pm

Yeah they really did lets all jump around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby coasterdude28 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:19 pm

OMFG!!!!! THE ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings are up?!?!?

(from 20 seconds)

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be one awesome ride.

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Postby Fenderbabi14 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:22 pm

seriously or are you kidding lol
i bet sooo many people on this forum will jump through your screen and attack you if youre joking lol (about the ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings)

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Postby Lenaapple1974 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:29 pm

Beyonce song, good one! lol.

That commercial is the funniest thing I have seen in ages. I love seeing that one. Just as good as the metal heads head banging with the headphones on!

Yeah, without picture proof, you shouldn't (and hopefully you are not) joke around about that one. That one person will find you and hunt you down!
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Real test video on 21-jun-2009 Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Postby espectra » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:31 pm

Real test video on 21-jun-2009


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Postby jjune4991 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:27 pm

guys (and girls) check out this tidbit from screamscape:

check it

These trains are insane in the membrane!!! This ride is going to be soooo sick!!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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Postby piers » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:48 pm

Everything on Screamscape is just what was written in the Universal Team Newsletter, very interesting but nothing really new to people who have been following this thread.

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Postby KrakenKing » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:50 pm

Two videos not posted yet.

The part near City Walk.

Through the fire facade.

Looks like it actually flies through the course and the MCBR's don't affect the ride much.

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Postby Fenderbabi14 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:06 pm

went today and no new updates except LCD TVs were being put up in the queue and the entrance by Blue Man Group was getting its finishing touches. Saw crew members with brightly colored red yellow and black splattered shirts by jaws learning the ropes on how to run a ride. Thats about it though for today.

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:09 pm

Today I had the chance to run over to Universal after work, meeting up with my friend Jake from the East Coast trip. Sure enough, Rockit's work continues, but I was fortunate enough to see one full test run, and I've even got pictures! This is a pretty photo-intensive update, so be forewarned.
The walls around the Blue Man Group side of the station have finally come down to reveal a unique queue.
After riding Mr. Freeze earlier this week, seeing a mechanical belt like this one definitely excites me...
Into the den of the rockers you go!
The stairway seems to be configured much like Men in Black with three lines, allowing for potential single rider or Express Pass entry.
Is this the fabled seperate ticket entry location for Rip, Ride, Rockit that we've all been hearing about?
At least the queue isn't entirely outside. Some shade, some music videos and a few fans can make the queuing experience so much better!
I already feel like I'm in line for The Simpsons Ride.
A construction-free, grassy view of the Citywalk portion of the ride.
New stickers have been applied to the station/queue's sides to further connect the ride to its theme.
Not a bad touch, if you ask me.
I think I'll get used to seeing this eventually.
Nothing new here. Move along.

And no. There are no ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings. Fin.
The "queue arches" are no "queue covers." Who would've guessed?
Thanks to TNA Wrestling, the production studios entrance was open, allowing us to get photos like this.
Dark, yet beautiful.
I think I've found an Alton-esque proposal spot in Orlando!
But Domo has got dibs on the first proposal!
A darker take on my typical "sun shots," I bring you, "sunset shots!"
I found the cameras in the firehouse!

Now all we have to do is find Carmen Sandiago and Waldo...
Fail no more.
Jake walks away from Domowood, grinning from ear to ear.
Coasters don't typically pop out of my skull, but in the rare instances they do, I have my camera ready to document this phenomena.
Notice anything strange with this photo?
It's testing!
And back down we go...
Thank you TNA!
This thing really flies through the brake runs.
I didn't see the ride let up for one moment during its cycle...
And so the train returns to the station, awaiting further tweaks and test results (if there are any).
Does a photo like this even need a watermark when you know I'm the kind of person to post it?
Tilted edginess in honor of my edgy partner in crime, Bryan.
This curvacious beast finishes its run directly after this pictured section.
Goodnight Universal!
Awaiting the Freestyle Music overlay...
The worker decided to kiss the water dummy before it rode off into the sunset.

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